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    #1

    complexity and contradiction

    Can you explain what the following sentence indicates?

    Provine's well-written ,often amusing, and always fascinating book presents laughter in all its complexity and with all its contradictions. 2) he does not try to sell us a one-issue explanation of laughter.

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    #2

    Re: complexity and contradiction

    WEcan laugh nervously when we hear somethingbad, so there are contradictions; we don't only laugh because something is funny.

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